STTR Phase II: Variable Diameter Fiber Reinforced Biopolymers for Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Implants

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0548663
Agency Tracking Number: 0419671
Amount: $499,849.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: BT
Solicitation Number: NSF 03-535
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P O Box 845, Granger, IN, 46530
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Mason
 Dr
 (574) 243-5521
 grangeng@comcast.net
Business Contact
 James Mason
Title: Dr
Phone: (574) 243-5521
Email: grangeng@comcast.net
Research Institution
 SUNY Health Science Center
 Ken Mann
 450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11203
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop a new ceramic fiber technology for reinforcing injectable bioplastics used in orthopaedic applications. The main goal of this research project is to achieve a significant increase in strength and stability of the proposed product over current injectable polymer based biomaterials through a combination of variable diameter fibers and new cements. The proposed product would result in the enablement of new surgical techniques. In addition, the research might be applicable to injection molding of mass produced plastics which could significantly strengthen many products.

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